UN Habitat and Kenyan delegation visiting Stockholm

A delegation from UN Habitat, Nairobi City Council, UNEP, Kenta Railway Corporation, the Kenyan Ministry of Transportation and the World Bank are visiting the city of Stockholm and White Arkitekter to learn more about various projects taking place in the city with focus on sustainability and development, such as the Stockholm City Strategy, Green Capital City project and The Vision of the Walkable City.

The reason for the delegation’s visit is due to an agreement signed between members of the Kenyan government and Swedish officials, forged in order to collaborate in areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, ICT, urban development, and complementary areas of science and technology, as Sweden is a nation at the leading edge of sustainable development.

The delegation received an introductory briefing by White Arkitekter, who hosted a visitation tour to “Hammarby by the Sea”, one of the world’s highest profile examples of sustainable city development, and highlighted as a role-model in specialist publications worldwide.

The delegation also engaged in a discourse with members of White to discuss specific areas of interest between Sweden and Kenya; Krister Lindstedt, architect and masterplanner, was discussing White’s role in the Kiruna project and New Karolinska Hospital. Other speakers included social sustainability expert Viktoria Walldin and urban development specialist Ulrika Stenkula, both of whom are working on key projects in Nairobi; also speaking was Niklas Svensson, the Deputy Director at the City Planning Administration.

Kenya delegation, Stockholm (1482x984)